Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/8/11
The Nationals plan a major push for free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, viewing him as the perfect veteran complement to Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, John Lannan and Chien-Ming Wang, major-league sources said. The Rangers also could emerge as a serious player for Oswalt if they lose free-agent lefty C.J. Wilson -- and frankly might prefer a right-hander, considering that their rotation already includes two lefties, Derek Holland and Matt Harrison. And those are just two suitors. Oswalt, 34, isn't the pitcher he once was, and he was out from June 24 to Aug. 7 with lower back inflammation. Still, he produced a 3.59 ERA in his final 10 regular-season starts for the Phillies before losing Game 4 of the division series to the Cardinals. In a thin market for starting pitching, Oswalt (9-10, 3.69) is one of the most attractive right-handers available. Oswalt, Edwin Jackson, Hiroki Kuroda -- it's not a terribly sexy list. And Oswalt plans to be choosy, according to his agent, B...
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